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The UK has an incredible variety of unique, unusual and amazing venues to offer to the corporate market and below is just a taster….

Amber Lakes

Amber Lakes is an events venue located just 45 minutes from Central London and is in between Windsor & Heathrow. This is one of our amazing hidden gem venues – a 120 acre fishing lake set within a private nature reserve.

This venue is an exclusive use venue and can be used for senior management conferences, dinners and activity days.

Amber Lodge is a Scandinavian style Lodge which can be used as a base for your event. It has amazing views of Amber Lakes. Amber Lodge can accommodate up to 170 theatre style or 100 cabaret style or 170 for a dinner

Hire of the venue also includes use of the Amber Lakes fishing boat complete with captain and fishing equipment!

The venue is ideal for activity days, Summer parties, team building and family fun days using the acres of lawn and lakes. There is also Amber Jetty which can take up to 10 boats and kayaks.

National Memorial Arboretum

The National Memorial Arboretum is located on the edge of the National Forest in Staffordshire. This venue is amazing in the context that it the UK’s year-round centre of Remembrance and can provide a unique event experience.

There are 350 thought-provoking memorials, each with a story to be discovered. The memorials represent a mixture of military associations, charitable organisations, emergency services, fraternity groups and individuals. Each year new memorials are added so there’s always something new to see.

The events space is called Aspects, a contemporary building providing 7 spaces ranging from 12 and 500 guests.

The largest space is the Oak Suite with floor to ceiling windows. The views from the Oak Suite are spectacular throughout the seasons and each section of the room overlooks one or more of the Arboretum’s memorials. This room can take up to 300 for a banquet, 180 cabaret or 500 theatre style. This room is also divisible by 3 to create smaller spaces. There is a large covered terrace spanning the Oak Suite which is great for post conference drinks or BBQ’s.

There are also 4 smaller meeting rooms, the Alder, Chestnut, Hornbeam and Willow. These rooms interconnect so can be used as 1 complete room taking up to 60 theatre style or 4 individual rooms taking 16 theatre style in each.

The Founders Room is located in the Remembrance Centre and can take up to 64 for a dinner or 80 delegates theatre style.

The Remembrance Centre itself can also be hired for evening dinners for up to 150 guests and has beautiful views across Heroes’ Square and the Armed Forces Memorial. Drinks receptions can be arranged in the exhibition Landscapes of Life which is an interactive exhibition which outlines the history of the Arboretum.

To enhance your event you can book the following: Guided walks. Land Train and Guest speakers.

Views of the National Arboretum

Red Bull Racing Factory

If you are looking for an amazing venue to wow your car loving clients then this is the place for you! Red Bull launched, last year, a conference and events venue at their factory where they build the Formula One cars at their HQ in Milton Keynes.

Obviously their high tech factory is closed to the public but there are certain areas that have been made available for hosting events. This facility is called MK-7

The Race Bay Boardroom is encased in glass and overlooks the race bay gallery. This is where the race cars are stripped , inspected and reassembled by the mechanics prior to going off to a Grand Prix. This meeting space can take up to 22 boardroom and is equipped with a 65” screen and sound system.

The MK-7 boardroom has a glass wall providing delegates with a view of the Red Bull car collection. To keep your delegates minds focused on the event matter this smart wall can be dimmed at the touch of a button. This room can take up to 18 boardroom style.

Either side of the boardroom are two smaller meeting rooms taking up to 8 people so ideal for smaller meetings or breakouts.

The MK-7 Mezzanine is an area for networking and catering that has a bird’s eye view of the Grand Prix car collection.

For larger numbers the MK-7 museum area can be used – why not have your meeting surrounded by the Grand Prix cars! This space can take up to 300 people theatre style or a dinner for up to 170.

The AT & T Operations Room is the nerve centre during a Grand Prix weekend but outside of these weekends this room can be used as an auditorium for up to 45 delegates.

Red Bull racing car

Are you looking for an amazing venue to give your clients that WOW factor - then look no further!

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DeSouza Associates have been helping our clients find venues and organise events for over 24 years. Whilst facing an unprecedented situation and uncertain times as we all manage the impact of COVID-19, I’m sure you’ll join us in agreeing that the priority right now is everyone’s safety and good health.

Our wonderful events and hospitality industry will recover and become great again. We thank venues, suppliers and clients alike for their continuing support and flexibility – we will get through this!

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